Growing Trees And Riding Glaciers

image: dan james
image: dan james

There are two ways to create something new.

First, like growing trees.

We start with nothing, then a shoot becomes a stem, then a trunk. Branches sprout from the trunk, then branches from those branches, then leaves, and fruit.

Adding a little at a time, until we’re done.

The second begins with everything.

Then, like a glacier moving down through the mountains, we carve away, forging a beautiful path and discarding everything unwanted.

Subtracting a little at a time, until we’re done.

Which do you do most – grow trees or ride glaciers?

Join the conversation to let us know.


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